Consumer Resources

Click the links below to find more detailed consumer resources and information about heating and cooling.

How To Choose A Heating And Cooling Contractor

Choosing the right heating and cooling contractor is probably the most important part of purchasing a heating and cooling system (gas furnace, heat pump, air conditioner). A professional contractor will be able to assess your situation, make good recommendations and …

How to Choose a Heating And Cooling System

Choosing A Heating And Cooling System The most common mistake when choosing a heating and cooling system (be it gas furnace, heat pump, or AC) is having it over-sized. Many people think bigger will be better but this is not true when …

How to Review a Bid

How to Review a Bid For A New Furnace Or Heat Pump Many homeowners employ the 3 bid approach when purchasing a new furnace or heat pump. The most important thing to know about how to review a bid is …

Why You Need Properly Sized Equipment

Properly sized equipment improves comfort and reduces costs, maintenance, and energy use. Determining the correct size of heating and cooling equipment is the key to achieving home comfort (temperature and humidity) and saving on initial and ongoing operating costs. Equipment …

Understanding Home Energy Efficiency

Understanding the home energy efficiency rating of your home comfort system is key to energy savings and increased comfort. With older equipment you may experience decreased performance and higher energy bills without even being aware of the cause. With higher …

Heating and Air Conditioning - Glossary of Terms

Heating and Air Conditioning – Glossary of Terms Need help understanding your home heating and air conditioning system? Following are some commonly used terms in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry. You may find these helpful when dealing with a …